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Patent Agent Examination - [Incorporating the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2014] A Book for Students and Industry Professionals

Patent Agent Examination - [Incorporating the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2014] A Book for Students and Industry Professionals

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A Book for Students and Industry Professionals
Description

This book is a comprehensive overview of the patents system and contains all the relevant study material which is needed for succeeding in the Patent Agent Examination, This new edition has been reorganized and re-categorized within the challenging new framework of the Patent Agent Examination. It explains in detail the Patent Act and Rules (which form Paper I}; and provides various examples of drafting of specifications from given claims and background, as well as examples relating to drafting of claims from certain given specifications (Paper II). The book features objective, descriptive and interpretative type questions that need to be tackled in the examination. Besides including model answers to the question papers, it also provides insightful tips on viva-voce, which have been carefully drafted in consultation with patent law experts. The book also carries the details regarding the procedures related to drafting of licensing agreements, petitions, fees, timelines, patent applications, with a detailed list of forms for filing patents. The authors have included the latest data, case studies and statistics, and provided the readers with an in-depth understanding of the various aspects of patents. The Indian Patents Act and Rules have been updated with the latest statutory amendments. All sections and rules have been explained simply and also presented in a consolidated table.
The book will prove to be an invaluable resource to both industry professionals and those
who aspire to make a career in the complex but fascinating world of patents.
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Contents
Chapter 1.    Introduction
Chapter 2.    Patentable Inventions
Chapter 3.    Procedure of Applying for a Patent
Chapter 4.    Documents for Submission
Chapter 5.    Patent Prosecution
Chapter 6.    Patent Co-operation Treaty
Chapter 7.    Opposition and Revocation
Chapter 8.    Working of Patents and Compulsory Licensing
Chapter 9.    Powers of the Controller
Chapter 10.  Penalties and Secrecy Directions
Chapter 11.  Access to Patent Information
Chapter 12.  Infringement and Defences
Chapter 13.  Patent Claim Construction
Chapter 14.  Model Answers to Previous Question Papers
Appendices
A -    Table Containing Sections & Corresponding Rules, Time Lines,
         Forms and Fees
B -    Patents Act, 1970
         Patents Rules, 2003
C -    Patent Co-operation Treaty
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Author's Details
Sheetal Chopra
, a Registered Patent Agent, presently heads the activities of the Intellectual Property Rights Division. Her work includes preparing research papers on policy issues; providing business solutions to various industries and the government through research and analysis; designing training modules for public awareness and capacity building programmes for enforcement agencies, academicians, legal practitioners, industry professionals and students; and assisting MSMEs in protection of their Intellectual Property. Her rich experience also includes working with the Intellectual Property Department of a multinational research based company where her area of work involved drafting patent applications, designing search strategies, searching prior art, patent landscaping, filing patent applications in India and abroad, responding to office actions, maintenance of patents so as to keep them enforced, patentability assessments, filing oppositions and assisting in providing freedom-to-operate opinions.
Akash Taneja Ph.D. is a civil servant and is presently posted as Joint Director General of Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. He earlier worked as Executive Director FICCI Institute of Intellectual Property Development. He founded NIPO -The Indian IPR Foundation which is a voluntary organization for promotion, protection and development of Intellectual Property. He is a visiting faculty member in a number of academic and training institutions of national repute and has been involved in training and sensitizing enforcement agencies, legal professionals, industry executives and students on various aspects of intellectual property rights.
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